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Julie Ingwersen

U.S. to allow September 1 grazing on unplantable acres to help farmers after floods

Jun 20 2019

CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday announced a new measure to help farmers who were unable to plant corn and soybeans due to widespread flooding across the U.S. Midwest.

LIVESTOCK-CME lean hogs up on bargain buying; ample supplies cap rallies

Jun 19 2019

CHICAGO, June 19 Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) lean hog futures closed higher on Wednesday in light bargain-buying after last week's slide to three-month lows, but soft cash markets and ample hog supplies hung over the market and limited rallies, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-CME live cattle closed mixed; nearbys down on weak cash

Jun 18 2019

CHICAGO, June 18 Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed mixed on Tuesday, with expectations for a weak cash trade pressuring the benchmark August contract while back months ended firm, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-CME lean hogs, live cattle futures firm on bargain buying

Jun 17 2019

CHICAGO, June 17 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rose about 2% on Monday on bargain buying after multi-month lows, but a large U.S. hog supply hung over the market, capping the rally, traders said.

LIVESTOCK-CME lean hogs slide 2% on fund liquidation; live cattle also lower

Jun 14 2019

CHICAGO, June 14 Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures fell more than 2% on Friday on long liquidation and slower-than-expected export demand for U.S. pork supplies, analysts and traders said.

U.S. farmers experimenting with hemp as China trade war drags on

Jun 14 2019

HAYSVILLE, Kansas A growing number of U.S. farmers battered by low grain prices and the threat of a prolonged trade war with China are seeking salvation in a plant that until recently was illegal: hemp. | Video

USDA investigates unapproved GMO wheat found in Washington state

Jun 07 2019

CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed the discovery of unapproved, genetically modified (GM) wheat plants growing in an un-planted agricultural field in Washington state.

UPDATE 2-Bumper yields projected in Kansas wheat, but crop needs time -tour

May 02 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan., May 2 Wheat yield potential in Kansas was estimated at 47.2 bushels per acre (bpa), crop scouts on the annual Wheat Quality Council crop tour said on Thursday.

USDA will not survey for volume of grain lost to U.S. March floods

Apr 23 2019

CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm will not collect data on the volume of harvested grain lost when farms from the Dakotas to Missouri were hit by flooding in March that burst grain storage bins, a government official said on Tuesday.

Heavy N.Dakota snows threaten wheat planting in latest U.S. weather woes

Mar 25 2019

CHICAGO, March 25 A blanket of heavy, wet snow covering most of North Dakota, the top U.S. wheat state, threatens to delay planting of spring wheat in another blow to a U.S. farm belt already facing billions of dollars in damage from flooding.

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